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a reminder, you can joinyou cann facebook and twitter. ♪ good morning, it is tuesday, september 20, 2016. the house returns today at noon with both soderling this evening. the senate reconvenes at 10:00, and we hold late -- weekly caucus lunches. on "washington journal," a day after police capture the men ,ehind the terror bombing spree investigators are working to piece together the motive behind the attacks. the bombings in a separate stabbing spree in minnesota over the weekend have already become the focus of presidential
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candidates as they prepare for next week's first debate. we ask our viewers are these recent terror attacks going to impact your 2016 vote? you can call him, democrats, call (202) 748-8000. republicans, call (202) 748-8001 . independents, call (202) 748-8002. you can also catch up with us on social media, twitter, @cspanwj or facebook.com/c-span. good tuesday morning, events unfolding quickly in the bombings in new jersey and new york. out york times," lays events as they has happened -- as they had happened. a pipe bomb exploded the 5k run, saturday 8:30, a bomb exploded near a dumpster in chelsea. manhattan, police troopers
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find unexploded bomb on 27th street. host: yesterday, police capture ahmad khanromney -- rahami. police have a suspect but few answers to the motive about the bombings. us, goodr joins morning to you. what do we know at this point and what don't we know? guest: the latest year is that u.s. officials, although not publicly, are saying that, can't money -- ahmad khan rahami radicalizedome during a series of visits that
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he made to pakistan. and a fairly his native afghanistan. -- apparently his native afghanistan. while the suspect was apprehended monday in dramatic fashion, he has not yet been charged with any connection to the bomb related incidents in new york and new jersey over the weekend. aside, assuming what authorities are saying is accurate, the big question remains -- why did he do this? as fbi and homeland security well as a growing contingent from the cia and wider u.s. intelligence community are scrambling to find out what they travel tohis alleged pakistan. there are conflicting statements at the moment. my own sources are not 100% clear on it. i think you will hear more throughout the day about it. that hereports are
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travel home to afghanistan sometime around 2012 when he was 24 years old and in return to new jersey after the trip, and friends in new jersey say he was a changed man after that trip. but he stopped wearing western clothing, that he began praying a great deal in the back of his family's chicken restaurant in new jersey, and that he was just generally less congenial. there are now reports this recentlyhat he also made a visit to pakistan, where he apparently stayed with family for roughly a year, up until 2014, before returning again to new jersey. the big question here is whether these visits -- assuming that the statements are accurate, whether these visits contributed somehow to his radicalization and his motive. host: you talk about what he is and what he isn't charged with. what is he facing right now, and
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what additional charges is he likely to face? guest: right now, he has been charged at the local level in new jersey essentially with assaulting a police officer. to yesterday's high-stakes manhunt and shoot out that resulted in his capture. there were two new jersey local police officers who were injured. he was also shot in the leg during the apprehension. , again, as severe as they are, they would carry big prison time. they are not yet tied it to any clear evidence that he was maker orthe bomb bomber. there are big questions here about the extent to which he acted alone. yesterday, the head of the fbi's new york field division said there was no evidence showing the presence of any terror cell
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connected to him. that's really what we're looking he was extent to which completely operating by himself, with and others were involved. the sources i'm talking to her saying it seems incredulous that a 28-year-old man anywhere in a crowded suburban area like northeastern new jersey would be build ascquire and many homemade explosives as he allegedly did without having some kind of a footprint that attracted the attention or the help of at least several other individuals. that's where we going with the investigation today. question on his background. he is a naturalized citizen. when did he become naturalized? clear onm not 100% that. he came to the united states of
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the child with his parents, born in 1988. they came in early 1990's. i would assume that his naturalization happened sometime in the mid to late 1990's. he has been an american citizen most of his life. host: in terms of the other arrests and the people who were detained on sunday evening, with a connected to him -- were they connected to him? guest: there were some individuals detained, they have now been released. yesterday, the fbi announced that they had been released and not charged. it's not clear whether these were people that knew him sometly, or there was just tangential aspect of the investigation that unfolded with those. but those individuals have been released. host: guy taylor covering it all for the "washington times." as we asking our viewers
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go through these reports and try not to get ahead of the investigation, we are asking will the recent terror attacks and bombings in new york and new jersey and the stabbing in minnesota that we talked about yesterday -- will the impact your vote in 2016? headline from the front page of as trumpington post," plays that profiling, clinton says rhetoric aids isis. we want to hear your thoughts, the phone lines are open. start with stephen this morning in ashland, kentucky. caller: thank you. it morning. i just wanted to say that with -- sheinton, she wants said she doesn't want them control, but the fact of the matter is she would probably nominate judges to the supreme court who would overthrow the heller decision, which
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recognized the second amendment as an individual right. therefore, we really can't take her word for that. that's very important in the situation with the terrorists. if you think back to a couple of years ago when we had the shooting of the marine recruiters in chattanooga -- you had an immediate nationwide mobilization of volunteers providing armed guards to recruiting stations all across this country. these were individuals, own --ns, who took their andided their own weapons contributed and donated their time and put their lives on the line to protect our military.
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you are saying any new restrictions would inhibit people from taking those kind of actions on their own to help out where they see the need? caller: very likely, yes. host: the minority leader of the senate, senator harry reid with a tweet yesterday bringing up the issue of new gun-control measures in the wake of these attacks over the weekend. congress can do more to prevent terror, we should close the loophole that allows potential fbi terror suspects to legally purchase weapons. one aspect of the political debate that may be happening going forward. harold is in mansfield, ohio, republican. good morning. caller: good morning. we are supposed to vet these people that are coming to this country. and yet, we will let people go to pakistan, which we spent
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millions of dollars every year, who harbor or enemies left and right, and they come back to this country and blow the place up. i don't understand why they are allowed back in this country. host: harold, are you talking about anybody who travel to pakistan should be kept from coming back into this country, even if they are american citizens, as this man from the reports so far seems to been? caller: it's already been back,ed that when he came -- when he first came back, before he went back to pakistan, that he had a change in attitudes. host: you're talking about the reporting from after his trip to afghanistan? caller: yes. host: so what do you want, harold? do you want more travel restrictions for market citizens who travel abroad to these places, where these terror networks are? caller: i will tell you
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something, it was impossible to travel to cuba for years, wasn't it? host: you want those conversations on afghanistan and pakistan? caller: -- those kind of sturgeons on afghanistan -- restrictions on afghanistan and pakistan? caller: yes, i do. host: next caller. caller: let's get this conversation back. host: still with us? man, and'm a black what i would like to say is hillary clinton [indiscernible] she's not talking about the issues that it's affecting the black community. isise not worried about with this type of attack. about corrupt cops and crooked politicians in our neighborhoods, the ku klux klan, flag flying, duck dynasty
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type people who do all these atrocities against black people. donald trump is putting these people up [indiscernible] out, you are going in and but i think you got your point. you mentioned hillary clinton and donald trump making statements yesterday worried here is some of hillary clinton's statement. clinton: they are looking to make this a war against the they want to use that to recruit more fighters to their cause by turning it into a religious conflict. been very i have clear, we are going after the bad guys, and we are going to get them, but we are not going to go after an entire religion and give isis exactly what it's wanting in order for them to
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enhance their position. host: that was hillary clinton yesterday. we want to hear your thoughts on whether these recent terror attacks will impact your vote in 2016. the phone lines again for democrats, call (202) 748-8000. republicans, call (202) 748-8001 . independents, call (202) 748-8002. here's donald trump from yesterday making his statement. [video clip] hillary clinton's policies in iraq, syria, other places, are largely responsible for the rise of isis in the first place. me are all meant to deflect from her record of unleashing this monster of evil on us and all over the world. in her claim that my opposition to radical islamic terrorism -- this is something she said today
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, that is my strong opposition to these people that as a recruiting tool and it demonstrates a level of ignorance about the terror threat and its motivations -- let me just tell you. she is not the right person to here a problem that largely and obama gave us. that was donald trump yesterday. we want to hear your thoughts today on the "washington journal." we will revisit the question of the end of the program today as well. let's go to wane in weaver, alabama, democrat. it morning. -- good morning. to change's not going my vote, i am still voting for hillary. the ones they are picking on now for doing this, that's just what they do. we got to understand, that's their culture. they do this stuff. host: who were the ones they are
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picking on? explain that. caller: the ones like this guy , that was by the volkswagen. are pickingms, they on these guys, making them a scapegoat. to see what i'm saying? this is their culture. just like if we went over there and they were picking on us for driving a chevy. it's just what we do. or afford. causehese guys do is terrorism. it's what they do. why are people surprised when this happens? i don't understand it. it's just the nature of the beast, so to speak. host: that is wayne in alabama. here's james robin in today's "usa today," he sent for more than a year, donald trump has been losing -- raising alarm
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about terrorism, or missing to address it head-on. host: he ends the column by saying clinton has offered little in new ideas to fight the domestic terror threat if she even technology is the threat. host: we want to hear your thoughts this mine. patti is next, in connecticut. independent. go ahead. caller: i'm with you, i'm sorry.
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host: go ahead. caller: i just want to make a few comments, you'll bear with me. the head of homeland security, jeh johnson, i read he got his job because he gave obama a pretty big donation. i don't think he was vetted. he just released over 800 violent criminals, a mistake by immigration. and now, what do we do? were stuck with him. it's bad enough what's coming in, these refugees. as far as the terrorist yesterday, i would strip him of his citizenship. he is an enemy combatant, i would put him in gitmo. trump, voting for donald because hillary is going to carry on the same thing that obama has. ignore it, never say the word islamic terrorist, and just continue on with the same procedure, which is killing us. to add some context to a
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patty was talking about with the dhs and what they did with immigrants that were supposed to be deported, they should've been deported, "washington times," notes the hundreds of illegal immigrants and dangerous countries were granted citizenship by homeland security because officials never checked their fingerprints to find out the real identities, according to the department's inspector general in a new report released yesterday, the report was released as the country was learning the identity of the suspect in the new york and new jersey bombings. it became an issue on the presidential campaign trail. froman read that report the inspector general at the department of homeland security, getting a lot of headlines today. dorothy is in new brighton, pennsylvania, republican. good morning. neighbor, hee my dealt with clinton in the army. woman don't know
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what she's doing. he wouldn't even trust her with his dog. want the people to know that she is bringing these mexicans arounde taking the jobs the pittsburgh and beaver valley area. worked foraw has eight months because of the mexicans. man that was saying kkk, clinton is big unit. people better wake up. ,ll of us here were democrats we are all turning republican because she's giving us the same things she did in 2000. her, to downgrade the citizens of the united states,
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she's already saying what she feels about the americans. i wouldn't vote for her for nothing. host: that's dorothy in pennsylvania. arbor is in chicago, illinois. democrat. good morning. caller: good morning. i would like to remind people that the original terrorist in this country where the ku klux klan and white nationalist groups. i wish they would be as concerned about the original terrorists as they are about the new terrorists. they don't address the original terrorism in this country, i'm just wondering, i'm going to look it up, how many people were killed by the original terrorists in this country, the knights of the ku klux klan. host: bring into this weekend's events and whether you think that these latest attacks are going to influence the selection
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at all, or influence people in your area in chicago? caller: no, i don't because when you change my vote. i'm voting for hillary clinton because anyone voting for donald trump, his base is made up of the ku klux klan members. in the white nationalist groups. host: why you say that? caller: because david duke is his supporter. this guy did he just added to his campaign from the crazy itsite, i forgot the name of , it's a white nationalist type website. the southern poverty law center tracks all the hate groups in this country. not stupid. when obama was elected, the number of hate groups rose by 75%. that's barbara in chicago,
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illinois with her thoughts. present obama also speaking yesterday about these recent terror attacks. his response, here's a bit from that. [video clip] obama: that kind of toughness and resoluteness, and the recognition that neither individuals nor organizations like isil can ultimately undermine our way of life. that is the kind of strength that makes me so proud to be an american. that is the kind of strength that's going to be absolutely critical, not just in the days to come, but in the years to come. by showing those who want to do us harm that they will never be us, by showing the entire world as americans, we do not and never will give in to fear, that's going to be the most important ingredients in us to feeding those who would carry out terrorist acts against us. host: president obama will be at
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the u.n. in new york today, talking to the united nations general assembly. that's excited to begin at 10:00 a.m. we will be showing here on c-span this morning. "washington times," with reporting about what the president will be talking about. read in hisama will appeal for world leaders to accept more refugees in his final appearance of united nations on tuesday. host: in the "washington post," there is a map, talking about specifically syrian refugees, showing where syrian refugees end up in this country.
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you can see syrian refugees from where they4, and are. the largest bubbles on this map showing areas where of the 600 syrian refugees have been resettled in this country. you can read that story in the "washington post," this morning. curtis in richmond, virginia. caller: good morning, c-span. i'm a proud black man, i used to love to say that i was a proud 45 year, united states marine. this thing has gotten so out of hand. you can't perpetuate violence throughout your own home country and then perpetuate violence throughout the world and think there's not going to be a backlash. the last couple of days, i have watched on the news, this is all i have seen. a one saying anything about black man who was shot down and tased, shown by helicopters and the cop cam on their police car
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with his hands up being shot. host: the tulsa, oklahoma incident yesterday? caller: i am not seeing the corporate media, not c-span, i love c-span along with free speech television. it is not seeing anything about that. ago,lm x. said a long time you been flimflam, hoodwinked, bamboozled. i would never vote for donald trump. he's an over-the-top racist and bigoted. hillary clinton is a closet racist. look at what she signed and pushed as far as her husband's signing into law the three strikes you're out law. millions of black men and women and children, they are putting black children as adults when they are charged now. host: what are you going to do on election day? caller: i'm going to vote for jill stein. black people has witnessed and withstood this racism in this
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country this long, we will just have to do a little bit more. it will make us stronger, probably. i will not vote for these racists who they keep pushing as our leader, or she can help the black community. she has not helped the black community. pointed to one substantial thing she has done for the black community. every time she is asked, she was goes to what she's done for children. please don't cut me off, just one more second. two talks about the children she's helped. welfare as we know it, that they put a black face on to get rid of blacks, that is 70% of children. thank you, c-span. in richmond,urtis virginia. we are asking about the recent terror attacks in minnesota and the stabbings at the mall in minnesota and the bombings at the mall in new jersey and new york. have you think it will impact the 2016 vote, if at all? frank in memphis, tennessee. caller: how are you doing? host: doing well. caller: what makes me so -- i
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don't understand, how come the news media don't put it straight and deal with reality? up and wantsakes to kill 70, no one can stop that. on the job that day, he gets mad at something wants to kill somebody, how do you stop those things? that's reality. in the news, they make it seem like it's going to change our votes, what could donald trump do to stop an individual working up one morning and why kill somebody? look at hillary clinton do? that "thed you agree hill," newspaper talking about the takeaways on the terror debate after what happened in new york and new jersey, their number one take away from it is that homegrown terrorism is now a fact of life in the united states. would you agree with that? caller: i agree.
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people killing people has been a fact of life during all my 60 years of living. people kill people. we call and get stuck on this like there's some miracle they are going to do, something they're going to pull out of the sky to stop the individual. and then they keep talking about refugees, this man was not a refugee. he was a u.s. citizen. we haven't made one refugee yet that they brought over here from syria the committee killing yet. people that did the world trade center. but we put out this story like all these people that have been they say radical islam like they've been refugees that are brought over here. is that true or not? i don't know. have anyone of them been a refugee? four other u.s. citizens?
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i would hear you tell me. what can an individual stop individual they wake up one morning and want to kill somebody? with that, you have a nice day. memphis,t is frank in tennessee. the alleged attacker, born in afghanistan and a naturalized u.s. citizen. as frank pointed out, there's been a lot of discussion about refugees. one of the members of congress talking about that yesterday in the wake of these events. duncan,n jeff republican from south carolina tweets yesterday, i am reiterating my previous calls to the president to help the syrian refugee resettlement program. he goes on to say that to immediately deport any noncitizens residing in the united states who are listed on a terror watch list and indefinitely suspend all forms of immigration and visas from countries classified as terrorists safe havens by the state department. that's congressman jeff duncan in south carolina.
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donna is in gainesville, ohio, republican. morning. caller: good morning. it will change my vote. i'm tired of living in fear. hillary says she's going to control them, but she's not what a control them. they are her people. america needs to wake up and stop this nonsense. it's going to go on and on and on. them, 911,nsible for benghazi, new york, how could you want that as a leader america? i was a democrat, but not anymore. our country is falling apart and she's letting it fall apart. host: did you make that change from being a democrat to republican before these latest incidents, or using it happened in light of what you have seen? since isis hasr: been attacking america, i have changed. host: this weekend. caller: i can't hear you?
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host: that's right, we got your point. michael in washington, d.c., and independent. good morning. caller: good morning. i'm just listening to people and asking myself, what is it about the liberal democrat that continues to allow people to go to syria and all these countries and come back and smile and then want to hurt your children. i just can't understand it. much an independent, but i'm leaning towards donald trump because of he's going to take a harsh stance on these people. , whendo like israel does one of their children, place, send the whole family out of the country. and they start seeing that, they will think secondly about bombing a place until they know that their parents and their children will be sent out of this country. host: would you do that to american citizens? caller: look, you have to look
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at it like this. if you indicate in your house making bombs and whatever the case may be, and you know what's going on, whether you're an american citizen or not, you give up your citizenship when you know that kid is about to do something and you don't turn him in. you give that up. because you are going to hurt somebody. sooner or later, one of these people are going to do something in one of these big malls, and we are to stand around and saying they should have said something. if you start sending their whole family out what they do in israel, the next one will think about before he decides that he's going to get radicalized and go do something. doesn't he gets caught, his family's going to be out of this country. carol in los angeles, california, a republican. caller: good morning. i just registered as a republican for the first time this past april 2016, i was
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always a democrat. donald trump is our only hope. , thises this terror stuff islamist terror attacks, he takes these seriously. he wants to close our borders, make them more secure. i'm in los angeles. the way people look, we all blend together and a lot of people to come into mexico and look like they are mexican, but they could be middle eastern. terrorist be this people, not a hard-working people, the people who want to kill us. we've got to do something. we've got to wake up. i was always a democrat, but i woke up and said donald trump is our only hope if we want a future. host: can i ask about some cruises are about how donald trump handle the situation from the editorial board of the saidington post," they
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president obama stressed the importance of doing her job to prevent false reports or incomplete information getting out. the obvious need for such prudence did not seem to matter to donald trump. before there was any determination of the chelsea explosion source, mr. trump nonetheless proclaimed that a campaign stop in colorado that bombs have gone off. caller: i consider donald trump's style of recklessness, i consider the way obama and hillary clinton have handled the , theirmost eight years ineffective. their feckless. it's a big joke to them that people are getting killed in these homegrown terrorist attacks. california. san bernardino, who would have
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ever thought attack would take place there? we have to wake up. the people who are making the attacks live here. some of them are citizens already. people -- vette people. host: why do you think it's a big joke to them? caller: to our current administration, because they are so busy, and donald trump has pointed this out, they are so busy doing politically correct because they are lining their pockets with gold, being politically correct. in other people are starving, they are jobless, we are having more people in prison, on drugs or dealing drugs that our country is falling apart at the seams. already, and 66 years old and people have to start waking up. it's not going to change.
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we need someone tough, like donald trump. because many policy changes. we need effectiveness, and we need it now. point, carol.our larry in oregon on the line for democrats. yes, being a democrat for quite some time, i'm jumping over the fence. i'm going to the republican side for one reason, the policies that have been going on for the not too9 years, i'm pressed about immigration, but i am bothered about the lack of employment for people to read bile senior citizen, and means, obama has not done anything to help our economy in my mind. i know there's a lot of different opinions out there. but that's the way it is. i'm going to try and flip oregon this democratic state of oregon has got to change, because of what's been going on. thank you very much. you have a good day and got
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bless america. the issue of terrorism in the 2016 election, these polls from two to four points in this election cycle about who voters would trust to handle the issue of terrorism. this is an abc, washington post poll from june 28. at that point, hillary clinton was ahead on that issue of trust in handling terrorism. 50% to 39%. skip ahead to a upi poll that came out earlier this month, that poll showed donald trump was ahead on trust and handling terrorism, 49% to clinton's 27%. 15% said in a september poll the neither candidate would handle the issue well. are now talking with this issue of terrorism in light of the most recent attacks. how will it impact your 2016 vote? lewis and clark's bill, maryland , you are -- clarksville, maryland. you're next. caller: i'm in my 80's and i'm
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from baltimore. i remember as a child, we cannot be policeman because they wouldn't have any blacks on the police force. do not be firemen, we did not work for the city government. i thought about it, and i think that the black americans, you talk about outsourcing jobs, the black american has suffered under in sourcing. we are the in sourced people. first after slavery, they brought in the irish in to the police jobs in the firemen jobs and a lot of the public and municipal jobs. then they brought in the italians for the construction jobs. and then they brought in the vietnam people who collaborated with us, and they took all the restaurant jobs. host: can you skip ahead to these latest attacks and the question we've asked about the impact on 2016? we have people waiting in a lot of time and. caller: the thing i will say, the reason is went to look at
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would call these radicalization of people. the guy went over to afghanistan and saw that his mother, father, up, it houses are blown was just off like he would be. for an eyeution, i into through two. the code of, robbie. don't get confused, look at the past and see what you've done to people and look in the mirror. i think if you give up your wicked ways than god will save your nation. thank you. andrea's is waiting in pennsylvania on the line for democrats. good morning. caller: if you can allow me to speak to the angry blacks that call in. butderstand your anger, this country has shown us what they think of us. for hundreds of years. the children of israel want to be delivered from this.
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host: you say ask, are you african-american as well? caller: i am. a proud descendent of king solomon. the children of israel want to be delivered from their oppressor. these africans want to be accepted by their oppressor. it is not going to happen. host: can you skip ahead to these attacks as well? the a lot of people waiting to talk. caller: these attacks is nothing but the circle coming around to get you. and you do it because you've done it. my last one question, what is the difference between the 1963 bombing of the church in alabama and the 2001 bombing in new york city? no difference. they were both done by terrorists, except your terrorist, you say nothing about them. a few tweets on this topic
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as we have been asking our viewers will the recent terror attacks impact your 2016 vote? sherry says no, the attack started long before the election. pegg writes that we live in a post-9/11 era, we have to live with the reality, like it or not. is that of obama, we should be looking at what congress failed to do the last six years, they left the country hanging. dave hammond, new york, republican. good morning. caller: good morning, love your show and he keeps me entertained and informed while i'm out here on the big highways in a big truck. host: what are your thoughts this morning as you are driving along? caller: as far as this recent bombings, we know that there is an enemy that has infiltrated the american population. isis said they would send members of their team's disguises refugees, so that makes netting very difficult.
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the enemy is already here. we've seen in the recent attacks over the last year. vote, is changing my was a ted cruz supporter. he's not in the race, and i can't see that hillary clinton has anything to offer the american people, as far as protecting us. her track record is proven to be the fact that people respect her as far as our enemy, they don't respect her and that's a thing i'm hoping the donald trump will get is the respect of our enemies and my keep america safe. i guess i'm going to have to pull his lover in november. host: is it donald trump by default? i guess you could say that. host: let's try to get in don income -- in tennessee. caller: good morning. according to the president, this issue with the bombings is simply a narrative problem.
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i guess what us commoners loose loved ones, it's a narrative problem. it will take the lead to start losing loved ones to bombings before becomes terrorism. now, the president doesn't seem to like borders and is all for open immigration, why doesn't he leave by example? i can say mr. obama, tear down that white house fence. thank you for your time. host: our last caller in the segment of the "washington journal." up next, we are talking about house races in 2016. kyle trygstad of the national journal will join us next to talk about whether it's possible for democrats to take back the house this november. later, we can guarantee and trash tall tub and hillary clinton and what they want to do for working women and families when it comes to child care and family leave policies. that's all coming up this morning on "washington journal."
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♪ >> our c-span campaign 2016 bus is in ohio this week, asking students and voters what is the most important issue to you in this election, and why? stephen, and after a very long campaign of shifting opinions and shifting insults back and forth, and flip-flopping, washington we trust you to be our next president of the united states? >> i'm a student, and my question is, as future president, what do you plan on doing to help with education and funding? 11 -- natalie, a senior, a medical laboratory science major. my question for candidates is what you plan on doing to help with our health care system and
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end-of-life care for patients going through chemotherapy and things like that. many of them don't have access to good health care coverage and things we can do to improve the end of their lives. is, ass my question president of the united states, what would you do to help alleviate some of the racial tensions that are building our country? andnd john, student here, my question is, what is the most important topic, that would be getting money out of politics. i asked that question because our elected officials are supposed to present the people, not just fill their pockets. >> voices from the road on c-span. >> "washington journal," continues. host: kyle trygstad joins us with less than 50 days until election day to talk about for her 35 house seats that are up for election on november 8 and
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let's start with what the stake is as you look at the map of the house. is the house and play? can democrats win back the house and get the 30 seats necessary the cycle? seat, if they want every they really have a good chance of winning or even a decent chance of winning, perfect night for them is picking up 35 seats, which is five more. that's probably very unlikely to happen. i would say right now the house is not in play. i was a they pick up a dozen seats though. they're going to at least cut deeply into the motor -- public and majority. host: at least cut in half. ," out with theal house rankings. you can check this out online or forget the national journal, you can see it there. the top four races that you have
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ranked in his power rankings, the ones who are most likely to flip, all have the same connecting theme. his redistricting. explain why we're talking about redistricting in 2016? guest: three states were forced to redraw lines, including florida, virginia, north carolina. north carolina redrew lines, but it didn't affect the competitiveness of any of the races. no seats in north carolina are going to change hands. the florida, at least three are going to change hands because of redistricting. florida's second, 10th, 13th district. voters their past constitutional amendment saying you can't draw the lines for partisan gain or help an incumbent keep his seat. court found they did do that in florida, so they had to redraw the lines. that shifted the power in several seats. democrats and republicans will pick up like three states. host: as we go through house races, want to hear your
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thoughts about the house races in your district or the ones that you are watching this morning. --ocrats call-in at democrats, call (202) 748-8000, republicans, call (202) 748-8001 , independents, call (202) 748-8002. kyle trygstad is with us on the national journal hotline. one of the races i want to focus on is the fourth most likely to flip party control in your rankings is florida's 13th district. that's congress from david jolly. one of the reason his seat could be at risk is that he's not likely to get a whole lot of support from the party, which she's been very critical of the cycle. why is that? races,, annie's house this party support seem so important we get to the general election? guest: david jolly ran for senate after the lines were drawn. he decided he had a better opportunity to run for senate, and then all of a sudden, the
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rays got super crowded and then marco rubio decided his presidential run didn't do too well and decided he was going to run for reelection. david jolly dropped out and says my best shot is going to be running for reelection. while he was running for senate, he participated in a 60 minutes interview in which he had a lot of criticism for the way republicans and all members of congress of both parties have to fund raise. how many hours a day their respective to find rays. the interview included hidden camera going on the rcc on the other side of capitol hill. public is didn't really like that. it's highly unlikely they're going to help them. the main reason they are not going to help as they don't want to lose money. this district was redraw and way too democratic for republicans to win, even an incumbent. what you really need in a time money.is is outside in a presidential race, the tv ad rates are so expensive, it's hard for anyone to win unless they have helped. host: that's where party
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committees can come in to run those ads and by that important airtime. national public and congressional committee, this is in iowa's first district, which is the sixth most likely to flip, according to your rankings. the and rcc, the ad against democrat monica vernon and i was first district, here's an example. [video clip] >> you may want to sit down for this, because monica vernon's record is shocking. i once have been stunned to hear that she voted to increase property taxes and agility fees. bewildered that she wanted to raise the gas tax, and amazed that she raised her own salary four times. monica vernon picked our pockets to pat her own. surprised,ldn't be because that's monica vernon. the and rcc is responsible for the content of this advertising. host: the national republican congressional committee on the republican side. on the democratic side, it's the d triple c, the democratic
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congressional campaign committee. the do the same thing, have money they can buyer time in play in districts. i will show our viewers an example of the d triple c, in minnesota's third district. publicans going after republican erik paulsen. [video clip] >> what does it say about erik paulsen, whose prisoners are candidate degrades women and mocks the disabled. donald trump: i don't know what i said. >> i plan on voting for the nominee. >> donald trump has been called dangerous with the lack of character, values, and experience to present. what does it say that erik paulsen supports donald trump? everything we need to know. host: kyle trygstad, pick up on .he last ad how much of the house races are going to be tying individual candidates to their parties presidential nominees, which have historically below favorability ratings these days?
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guest: you'll see more of that on the democratic sideguest:. the reason for that is republicans since the redistricting in 2010 picked up so many seats, they hold a lot of suburban seats were democrats -- where think they have an opportunity. altra was really struggling in suburban areas, even among republicans and certainly among independents and democrats. in the western suburbs of minneapolis, democrats -- their argument is he is a nice guy. can we really trust a guy who supports donald trump? host: a republicans are doing in as much when it comes to hillary clinton? less: they have opportunity to do that. there's one stark example in maine's second effect. the one area they already said talking to democrats. host: here is an ad from the and
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c.c -- the nrc [video clip] the nuclear deal with iran, and just like hillary, she supports the federal energy tax, even though it could cost main 10,000 jobs. hillary, she voted for higher taxes. and she sides with hillary, not us. that's why she's wrong for maine. nrcc is responsible for the content of this advertising. host: we're asking our viewers to call in and tell us the ads you are seeing in your house district in the races you're watching around the country. we want to talk to you about democrats efforts to take over the house and are public and efforts to keep control of the house this cycle. democrats, call (202) 748-8000. republicans, call (202) 748-8001 . independents, call (202)
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748-8002. you can speak with call to .xtend -- kyle trygstad the idea of national races versus local races. talk about the strategy. guest: for a lot of republicans who are the most vulnerable, they are in districts that obama carried in 2012 and often in 2008 as well. you don't really want to be tied to the national party, certainly not in a presidential cycle where they're going to be a lot of hillary clinton voters. you don't want voters going and just picking the person with the d next of their name. so you highlight a lot of local issues, constituent services, sometimes maybe it's when you moderated a record on things like immigration, if you are republican. the republican party has not passed any immigration reform, but some individual members of said i support that and i think that would be right for my district. their hope is that they pick up some independent voters, maybe even some democrats.
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they are looking for crossover hillary clinton voters at this point. host: elizabeth is waiting in michigan, line for democrats. good morning. caller: i think as a general idea ofd to save this having people in the house that are actually going to do something, they need to reintroduce this idea of term limits, like make them a six term like the senators. but they cannot be reelected. the cannot serve more than one term, because they made careers out of it. the end of becoming millionaires when they finally leave. you just read all the stories about lobbyists. it's just not right, and it doesn't work. it hasn't worked for years. and this is the worst several years yet, from what i can remember from childhood. host: elizabeth, thanks for the call. kyle trygstad, is there legislation to this effect? membershere are more
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who run on term limits. and then once they get here, sometimes they leave after three terms. sometimes they stay longer. you can argument to that is it helps have seniority of people who are experts on some of these issues. certainly national security is something where you might want citizen legislators or people not involved in the political process to come and help out. on national security, you want someone who's been through this for several years. there is an legislation to do this. when we hard to get members to develop them selves out of office. -- two vote themselves out of office. host: there have been votes -- groups that pushed term limits for those running in congress. is there a group out there doing it? guest: i didn't see much this cycle, but in 2010, it was fairly popular. it comes up almost every two years for at least a few candidates. emmanuel is in washington,
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d.c., independents. caller: good morning. in, but i call couldn't get in. my reason for calling is [indiscernible] clinton should understand that too much strength brings trouble. anything without a congress. this congress messed up for the --y years, because i did not they did not like obama. paul ryan says he can't take up any immigration issue during the time of president obama because he does not trust the president. how can such a thing happen? how do not have regard for your leader? [indiscernible]
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we should all think about peace. peace has a lot to do with life. bring up foreign policy, and also the issue of immigration. let's focus on immigration and precedes the races might flip this november. you: you want -- guest: want to look at florida's 26 the district, south of miami and includes the florida keys. he's a freshman running in the rematch against joe garcia. ads for how heg supports immigration reform, and they are saying not so fast. another one is texas 23rd ontricts, which stretches the texas mexico border from el
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paso all the way over san antonio. that's another freshman republican. up in severalcome districts, certainly. we are taking your calls. in missouri, democrat. good morning. caller: good morning. let me tell the world something. do we want to go back to 1980? 1970? 2001? we lost the whole budget. they want trump. they gave us nothing. they broke us. we have veterans living on the street every day. they are sending our soldiers
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back. we're not stupid. , you get want nothing a trump. trump will kill us the first day. the issue of terrorism in 2016 house elections especially in light of the attacks this past weekend. do you think that issue is going to become more important in these house races? not sure if there's an individual house race where that's the biggest draw. saw over thewe weekend it's going to be an issue in the presidential race. it keeps coming up. raceslot of these house the way the presidential goes is the way they are going to go.
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on billst about votes that have to do with homeland security, gun control and terror watch lists? how much are these coming up in the congressional ads? guest: i have seen a lot more of that in senate ads. more timeen a lot people to donald trump. these races are hard for the members to distinguish themselves because they don't have enough money to get their message out. in senate races you have a lot more opportunity to provide a message theme. you can run a lot more ads. .ost: maryland is next republican. good morning. i haven't seen any advertisements regarding the house or the senate on channel
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13 which is in baltimore and channel 11 which is in baltimore. i also wanted to mention that i have not this whole year c and one signed for hillary clinton but i have seen many signs for donald trump in pennsylvania and in maryland. i don't even know how they get the signs now. let's start with maryland congressional races. not seeing much. guest: there aren't any competitive races there right now. chris van hollen emerged victorious. even if he wasn't in a safe democratic state house ads are really just getting going.
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labor day was just two weeks ago. candidates on either side are just launching their second or third ad. things are just starting to pick up. maybe he won't get a lot of the house ads in baltimore. elijah cummings is pretty safe there. florida 18 certainly a competitive district. let's show a few ads. this one from the national republican congressional committee in the open seat race to take the seat of congressman and senate candidate patrick murphy. >> service over self. if not just the sacrifices he made over the battlefield. it's about family, community, the issues that matter. fighting to protect the indian
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river lagoon. working to expand economic opportunities to create local jobs. service over self. on the battlefield and here at home. that's why we need him in congress. that's called a bio ad. trying to paint a bit of a different picture of brian mass. here is their added in that race. by -- brianme is nast? he calls an extremist frightening radio host his personal mentor. these are the people brian asked looks up to. not now, not ever. host: florida's 18th district.
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guest: this is an emerging race. it's one democrats are concerned about. patrick murphy is not doing well in the senate race. democrats could lose their challenge. very powerful ad. can's the kind of at that win over independents and democrats. he already has a slight advantage. if hillary clinton wins statewide maybe that's going to help out randy perkins. host: taking your calls with kyle trygstad. sally is next in washington. good morning. good morning. i'm calling regarding arafat congressional race in eastern washington. held mcmorris rodgers has
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too long. is runninge american against her and has a strong grassroots campaign. although i don't know if any ads ive hit the airways because don't watch television. i listen to c-span on my phone. host: that is sally in washington. what can you tell us about that contest? caller: cathy mcmorris rodgers is a member of republican leadership. there's only about four doesn't competitive seats out there. this was one of the many that were redrawn after the 2010 census.
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it has really shrunk the map. host: can you explain the race rankings and how you do that? why you consider her to be safe in that seat? district youf the can look simply at the presidential numbers and see that mitt romney carried it by such a wide margin that it would take some sort of weird event to make it change party hands. we have seen in guided congressmen reelect it before. that aree weird things up it doesn't even matter because the districts are so democratic or so republican. comment from thomas lewis on twitter. grabs.se seats up to would be good to see mass unemployment for congress members. stephanie is in california. you are on with kyle trygstad.
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caller: i did not call on the republican line. i'm not a republican. i'm a democrat. i just wanted to say i am going to vote a full democratic ticket. to havethrilled hillary. i'm a bernie sanders fan. is what we have to do to take back our country. i can't even stomach the thought of letting the republicans control anything anymore. it was bush. i know you guys have been trying to bury his name. he's the one that destabilize the middle east and that's why we have all these terror attacks .
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the republicans have been sitting on their hands not doing anything to support president so it'sl these years just time to take back our country. host: stephanie in california. a bernie sanders supporter. is he going out on the campaign trail for any house members? guest: he has been to new york's 19th district. he has certainly been on the trail for senate. actually played a big part in some house primaries. he sent out a simple fundraising e-mail that brought in so much money for these challengers including debbie wasserman schultz in florida. it's interesting how powerful he really was and how much money he could bring in with just one e-mail.
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democrats are little concerned about what is going to happen with his supporters. what did they do down ballot? that's a big concern for democrats. debbie wasserman schultz obviously in a very closely watched primary. issue going to have any trouble in the general election? will be ok. she is in a very safely democratic area. host: independent line. good morning. caller: good morning. i'm wondering why there is so much as in the television or radio. public cannotn decide who to vote for besides looking at the ads isn't that a problem for american politics
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and the voting process? should we rectify that? guest: that's a good question. a major reason you have to have ads is people don't know who these people are. even their own congressman. the average american voter is ost c-spanute as viewers. step one is to get your name out there. you want people to have heard your name. then you can start criticizing the incumbent. it's really a process. a lot goes into these ads. are they becoming less important in the age of social media are they still the gold standard to win an election? becomingthink they are less important by a very slim degree.
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what they are really doing is rounding out their strategies reaching people through social media outreach. right now television is still the main way to get your name out. is waiting on the republican line. good morning. i'm calling because i -- 2016that in the 20's election the terrorist attacks transpiring on our soil will make a huge difference in the vote from the american people. i've been that the u.s. military for 28 years. i would not vote for hillary clinton or another democrat no matter what. they have not done anything to protect the soil of this country. i'm not exactly sure if i
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totally trust in trump but i buteve he is for the people has the interest of this country and preserving its well-being. guest: every time we have a terrorist attack it goes up in importance. as soon as another attack happens concerns about terrorism and national security instantly skyrocket. we saw that earlier this year. we could see that again. host: ralph is waiting on the line for democrats. we will go to william waiting in connecticut on the line for democrats. good morning. a few points i want to
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make. i'm very disappointed with sanders. he could have started a third party. he had so much enthusiasm with people that wanted to vote for him. instead he supported the scoundrel democrat that we have and want to get rid of. and the republicans. trump got rid of the bad republicans like romney. haveint becomes she should done that. us veterans will not support hillary clinton. she votes for the war. never goes to see a veteran in the nursing home. onboard witho get her. a lot of veterans would rather drown than get on board with hillary. you will see that in a lot of areas. bothind of issues that
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parties want to be on top of and show their the ones looking out for the veterans. you are seeing in the wisconsin senate race. we will see it almost everywhere. we saw that ad in florida's 18th district. it's the kind of thing that really can bring voters one way or the other. host: term limits are a good idea but dialing for dollars is the biggest scam. these people are spending too much time soliciting money. what is an average congressional race going to cost? guest: you need to be able to raise a couple million dollars. marketnds on the media you are in. we have a couple races in new york. you need to be able to raise a lot of money. you need outside help.
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over $60ittees have million cash on hand right now for the fall campaign. there's going to be a lot of ads and a lot of money spent. what is an average senate race going to cost? guest: you see tens of millions of dollars spent on television. a lot of it is from outside group. rob portman in ohio is going to be spending $12 million or $13 million on tv. host: editor for the hotline. the tip sheet for campaign news. we synthesize the news so you don't miss a thing. host: phone numbers.
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democrats, (202) 748-8000. republicans, (202) 748-8001. (202) 748-8002. good morning. cycle: with this election there seems to be so much emphasis on the candidates of physical or financial health. something much more important to me would be a candidate's mental health. trump definitely has a and i'mstic personality not sure what a person like that is capable of. thank you for taking my call. that?any thoughts on guest: hillary clinton has come out that this guy is just not fit for office. you will see that message saying this as well
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republican congressman supports donald trump and all they need to do is go back and play trump picture nextut his to the republican congressman and that may be able to move some votes. that's the hope. lori is in largo, florida. good morning. caller: good morning. thank you for c-span. did i just hear your guest say that bernie sanders raised money for debbie wasserman schultz, the woman who helped plot against him? was this just a scam to make us believe that democrats were plotting against bernie sanders to let hillary when? guest: he actually raised money for her challenger and helped him raise money, millions of dollars from around the country. did you have another
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question? caller: that was all. i just wanted to clarify. i'm a republican but i can't believe the plots on both sides. it's bewildering to me. host: what congressional district are you in? i'm in david jolly's district and i will vote for him. tell us about what you are seeing in that race. caller: it's very tight. of my friends are republicans and we are all going to vote for trump and jolly. we think hillary is just a sham. she is not the only correct washington but she is running for president. host: who is the democrat running against david jolly? who ran forie crist
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said as a republican. switch to independent. lost and ran for governor as a democrat. now he's running for congress. voters have seen quite a bit of him. this is his comeback bid. host: dan is in texas. democrat. good morning. i'm just calling to give my support to hillary clinton. i don't see how donald trump can be of any real use to veterans or anybody else. he's one of those people who just go by the cuff. we need someone who is solid right now. barack obama started something real and hillary's going to carry through. how turning everything over to somebody who has never had any political
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experience is going to help right now. russia and china and all of this going on. i think these states are going to go read anyway like texas where i'm from. there are not fully engaged in the process. so many of these voters vote by their egos. that experience issue that you prefer your presidential candidate to have experience, you feel that way about your member of congress in the house? caller: i would rather have someone who knows all the ends and outs of the political system. i think that's a good way to go. i think we are steeped with
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people who follow this a system where let's keep tradition going. texas is last in so many things. it's time to make some changes in texas. in the nation we need to keep going with what we've got. that's the way i see it. i may veteran. i'm a retired army guy. i want to see consistency. i don't want to play anymore. i want this to carry through. that's why i called. thank you. host: experience versus outsider. where are you seeing this in the house race? guest: that's a good question. there are so many rematches. there is so much insider insider going on this year that i'm blanking on where an outside. host: what's an example of
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insider versus insider? guest: frank into versus carol shape order. this is their fourth time facing off. he's got some ethical issues. carol shea-porter has served a few terms in the past and they are going up against each other again. i think this is their fourth straight time running against each other. we are seeing illinois 10th district people going against each other for the third time. host: lisa is next in texas. caller: i can say great minds think alike. before me i totally agree with everything he said. would like to say i have lost a lot of respect for republicans that have stood behind the man
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as bizarre as donald trump and i will be voting for hillary. to meet the republicans have started acting less conservative than i've ever seen in my 52 years in life and all i can say is you can really tell who people are. wouldd of sets me that i see a person called himself and a republican and a christian stand behind. just bizarre. host: how you feel about speaker of the house paul ryan? -- he needs, he's to grow a backbone to be honest. thingsdone a lot of good and i really had a lot of respect for him at one time.
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it's almost like he cap does to trump. if i was the house speaker i would tell him to act like a gentleman, stop fighting. hate.ll of the speaker ryan as a surrogate to some of these republican house members trying to hold onto their seats. he is someone any republican would invite to their district. he had some moments in the past when he came out with his .edicare plan right now he is a fund-raising juggernaut for that already. steve in jacksonville, arkansas. good morning. i would like to make a
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comment about the man that smoke about the veterans. i'm a veteran and once again i have to go back. the whole subject goes back to bush number one when he went into iraq. bush took us back into iraq and created all of these problems that would affect the military and the way the congress and republicans continue to vote for wars. i don't think we would be in so many wars if we would have more presidents like obama. because of obama was smart enough not to take us back into
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a war after he got us out. another caller bringing up the bushes. host: are we seeing the bush name in the debates on the campaign trail? guest: i have not really seen any bush. eight years later he has left the campaign trail. tina is a democrat. good morning. our congressional race in district eight is very interesting. nolan who is the democratic candidate with david mills who is the republican candidate. i haven't had a television in 25 years but i was able to see a debate on the computer with
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these candidates last night. in thatery clear-cut the republican is just wanting to shrink government and give tax cuts and make everybody responsible for all of their own woes. torn because my democratic candidate rick nolan is totally for a lot of projects i'm against. he socially wants the same things i want with prekindergarten, free prekindergarten for everybody. of good programs. he is also supporting pipelines. i can't get behind pipelines. he is supporting copper sulfide mining in this beautiful
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gorgeous area with all of this national and state forest? and it's going to disrupt everything. it will ruin the entire all of that sulfuric acid and pollution will just go downstream into everything in lower minnesota, as well. host: talking about her local race. about one minute left in that is an interesting race, the eighth district. it is not make our top 15, but it might have had redistricting not from these other districts into play. he was a congressman back in the and maybe four years ago was challenged last cycle. had long hair, and democrats
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played amount to be eight wealthy playboy. rebounded his image, cut his hair, has a new look. we will see. it will be interesting to look. just watch. host: you can check out his work at the national journal. guest: thank you for having me on. host: up next, presidential candidates and what they will be doing when it comes to child care and family leave policy. will be joined by j hymowitz -- shabo.owitz and vicki ♪ ♪ for campaign 2016, c-span
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washington journal continues. host: we're joined now by kay for atz and vicki shabo tuesday roundtable about family leave policies being proposed by the presidential candidates. this coming a week after donald plan foreiled his new family leave. let's start by talking about the baseline, what is out there right now for federal policies for families. vicki shabo, let's start with that. talk abouts great to this important issue here that affects all of us at one point or another in our lives. united states is an outlier in the world when it comes to supporting families, when it comes to accessing family or medical leave. just 13% of the u.s. workforce has access to family leave to prepare for a new child or
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series ill family member. less than 40% have access to temporary disability insurance programs. workers have sick days, but that leaves 36%. fewer low-wage workers, really inexact -- exacerbating and inequality. we have access to job protected unpaid leave for just 60% of the workforce through eight 1990's -- a 1990's bill. more than 200 million times a person across the country has to take care of a loved one or their own health condition. about 40% of the workforce is
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left out. --s estimate us consequences has tremendous consequences. stage front and center the cycle. host: k hymowitz joining us from new york. proposing a plan last week. how is he envisioning changing that system that vicki shabo just described. guest: he would like to give women six weeks of paid leave. which means that we would not make up for the money that they are not making one out of work. reasonoblematic for the that the money it is not clear it will be available.
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he said he will find fraud and waste in the unemployment system to help pay for it. lot of raised eyebrows about that plan. about whether that would actually work. that is his family leave. he also has a plan for childcare. host: which we will get into in this roundtable discussion. but let's talk about hillary clinton's plan. vicki shabo, how does that compare to what the trump as without? -- has put out? guest: donald trump has six weeks just for women. hillary clinton has for caring for a new child that is just born, 12 weeks, a family and medical leave. child,ans having a new adopting a child, a foster child. caring for a seriously ill parent, or for your own serious health condition.
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it would guarantee at least two thirds of a workers wages. it is a really governs the plan that would cover the entire -- comprehensive plan that would really cover the entire workforce. host: k, would you like and not like about these? guest: what a very short terms of specific strategy paper that. there is no question that hillary clinton's plan is more are tryingd people to figure out where they can get the most, they will probably like her plan. trump is a little quiet about where he is going to come up with this money. hillary is even more so. with regard to her entire family plan. like to tax the rich for family leave, ok. you can do that. but then she would tax the rich for pre-k and she also has any
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number of plans related to childcare that would be extremely expensive and it is not that i don't think that these things are worth pursuing or worth thinking about, i think you really have to examine very carefully the trade-offs. not just the cost to employees, but to employers, because we want a dynamic economy that will grow. host: vicki shabo, agree? guest: i agree, but there are tremendous costs of inaction. women are less likely to participate in the labor force, less likely to have higher earnings over time. men are less likely to engage with their children. people need to care with -- care for aging parents. it affects income and retirement savings when you have to leave the workforce. increases -- not
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having parental leave increases the use of food stamps. employers are leaving the talent out. with our current system and moody's has said clinton's plan would grow the economy. it is a question of how we align our values with our policies. ken: we're talking with hymowitz and vicki shabo. line for special working parents, 202-748-8002. and for others, 202-748-8001. being leave policies talked about on the campaign trail. it might be a good time to talk about the manhattan institute.
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what is that? policy tank ine new york. it is based on urban issues and also issues related to tax reform, tort reform, regulatory reform. and social issues. that is mostly by cover. host: vicki shabo, you're with the national partnership for women and families. explain your role. guest: we are the political and advocacy arm of the national partnership for women and families, which were more than 45 years has been fighting for women in the workplace, and policies that help working families. , andd our policy work especially our work on paid medical leave. access to pay,nteed sick days, equal workplace discrimination.
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sustainableeate economic policies for the way we live and work today. parents,king 202-748-8000. all others, 202-748-8001. sheila, on the line for all others. caller: good morning. host: go ahead. caller: i am here. host: we can hear you. andre on with kay hymowitz vicki shabo. caller: you don't get pregnant by accident and then have a kid and can't afford it. hillary just want to take everybody and give away all kinds of stuff and get the money to pay for this from the rich. well, when the rich pay for all this stuff down the line, where are they going to get the money to create jobs?
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host: we will get a response from our guests. vicki shabo first. our population needs to continue growing. birth rates are declining. we're not growing as fast as we need to. this is really about recognizing the types of families, where women are breadwinners. and the way that families survive and thrive and create opportunities for themselves is by creating more sustainable family policies. about, is talking creating a baseline to that families can take care of themselves whether it is to care for a new child, for a child that has cancer, apparently was going through serious medical -- a parent who is going through serious ethical treatment, or so
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they can live longer. you organized system so we can support ourselves on a basic level so we can provide for ourselves and our families and have the independent financial that we need. guest: i am in favor of thinking very hard about family leave. i think, as vicki says, the workplace has changed enormously. domestic life has changed enormously. it is costly,t i'm not saying that we should not do it. there are trade-offs, and how many people we cover, whether we how longen and men, the leave is and all of that, is something we should debate. , i in answer to your caller think that there is a problem here. i would not put it exactly the
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way she has. she is tapping into something. a huge change, as i have said, in the american family. one biggest changes has to do with the breakdown in the two-parent family. that is where a lot of my work is done. i'm always a little uneasy about policies that make it easier and ever more supportive of the single-parent family. that is not to say that i think they should be left to hang out to dry. not at all. i think we have to understand that there are incentives here and if we are making it more and more possible for women to children on their own, i'm worried about the consequences of that. tell us about the consequences of that when it comes to other childcare policies, not just leave policies being proposed by
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candidates, but also tax breaks. talk us through them. guest: donald trump has proposed a tax deduction for parents who are spending money on childcare. so that would be mostly for well-to-do families because we is 40% ofthink it families -- are not paying income tax. approach forother low-income families, which was to add the eitc tax credit that would give the maybe $1200. , i'me also has suggested not sure exactly, but a savings account that would allow parents to save for various job-related
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or care related expenses. hillary clinton has proposed expensese be no parents are paying about 10% of their household income. for childcare. offer.s quite a generous she also is proposing that we pay for increasing the qualifications of childcare workers. she is also, as i mentioned, proposing universal pre-k and a number of other propositions. this is quite a long wish list. my question, ok, where are the difficult choices going to be made here? what would you take a leave from that wish list? guest: this is about how we invest.
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there are investments needed in children for good outcomes for businesses and society down the road. of child carests are tremendous and out of reach for lots and lots of working families, and especially those families that do not have sick days, that have unpredictable schedules, that do not have access to medical leave. it is important to make childcare affordable and peoplece changes to give control their lives, so they can make the right start. i think capping childcare costs at 10% makes sense when you look at in each state, it is more expensive than a four-year private university. importantreally conversation in fact it is now on both sides of the aisle and really has been for several months in his campaign is a very important step forward.
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it is something going on now since the beginning of the cycle. it will be great for the next few weeks. bring in ourto viewers. matt is a working parent in virginia. good morning. caller: i would just like to comment that i've got an eight-month-old child. my wife and i, our first. i don't have a lot of expense and parenting. -- experience at parenting. social security as a country, we don't want to worry about taking our child to the mall for pictures of santa and worry about something happening. a hugethat seems to be deal. and also having a robust economy that grows set parents out there lives fore better their families. i think that is important, as well.
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as well as the childcare programs that will pit -- candidates have offered. i do thank mr. trump for bringing childcare to the republican platform. i think it is the first time, i am in my late 20's, but i think it is the first time that i remember a republican making it such a huge issue. i think that is great to see. the frontorm is that of both parties. guest: i agree. the politics here cannot be clearer. across party lines, these are policies voters want. these are important to people. everybody is feeling the squeeze .rom our own research family say they are facing serious hardship if they have health or medical issues. childcare is a huge issue for parents. what is important is to they are not cost
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the government here. speaker after speaker at the democratic convention talk about the importance of family medical leave, importance of childcare and equal pay. i think it is great that we're seeing it across the aisle, we cannot say that they are equivalent. i'm a parent myself, i worry every day about our future and our country and how they will be. but when i think about what it takes to create a good life, a sustainable life, putting basic policies in place that really reflect the needs of working asilies, not just the costs, mr. trump would do, and not just only, which-- mommyonl butetuates stereotypes -- creating a better pathway for our children. host: do you want to weigh in on the timeline of this discussion?
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guest: it is interesting that this is changing now with a very unusual republican candidate. my own belief is that regardless of what happens in the auction and regardless of trump's legacy for the public party, which i think is -- republican party, which i think is very ambiguous at this point, i think it will be very hard for republicans to turn back on this issue. they're going to have to be making proposals out there. it is true that there is never been a republican candidate talking about this before. but there have been increasing proposals bubbling up in the senate and elsewhere. like mike lee and marco rubio. at a fairly early stage, i think that conservatives are still struggling with the conflict
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two values they ofe. what is the importance a vital civil society, which also means a limited government. and two, the conflict between caring for families and strengthening families at the same time so that we don't leave debt in unmanageable the future. host: alabama is next. robin on the line for all others. caller: good morning. how are you? i would just like to say i am both parents taking off and i am for equal pay, man, woman, either one if they perform the job. i have had a variety of jobs in
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my life. i worked in the grocery business . i worked in the coal yards. i worked in the homebuilding field and got back into the grocery. it is hard, it is tough. i've always wanted to know my benefits first before i even talked about money. it was important for me and my family. and my wife. act is soordable care great and wonderful, the auto be able to put some time just kind so that ifin their you have a child you can get pay while you are off area -- all. i think it would be great for the child, to take up a certain amount of time. raised both my children.
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she needed that time off for the children. credit is good. we had tax credits when i was working. i believe i can have a job within three days. they are out there. you just have to find them. host: thank you for sharing your story in alabama. guest: robin is absolutely right. both parents need access. we know that these programs work. one of the bright spots over the so, decade and a half or more states have family leave programs. california, new jersey and rhode island. works.lear what california has improved its policy the last year or so. leave for both parents is critically important. in california, where dads have
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-- ss to leave, this is a change in policy and culture. women are more likely to breast-feed. there is a health impacts, and economic impact, it business impact. and costs for government go down. mike, a working. in florida. first time i've gotten through. excellent. i have a child. number one, being married before you have a child. be prepared financially for you have a child. case,ing in my particular i contracted ms while i was raising my child. it does not get any more difficult than that.
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economically or physically. and i made it. now these people want the government to raise my child? i don't think so. there's nothing more important than raising my child. the way i want to raise them. not the way some day care worker wants to. i don't care how well trained they are. what you think of that? think your feelings are shared by a lot of americans. the survey at want,ce on what parents more than half of women, of mothers, would prefer working part-time or not at all. to i think we do need encourage workplaces to as much less ability as possible. that is one of the best things we can do for women and men for
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that matter. to get back to the issue of including fathers, there is no question that there's been a many times've said already in the american family. one of those places where men are more involved in child rearing, and i'm supportive of that. and again, these are choices we have to make, and sometimes hard choices. including fathers at the same rate as mothers is more expensive. is this an expense that we want to undertake or not? talk about aso point implied earlier. from is no evidence international results that increasing family leave or increasing childcare actually creates more parity between men and women. see aare cases where you
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.ittle less of a wage gap i'm thinking particularly in sweden and norway. work farwomen still fewer hours. funded child care. but even there there is a substantial difference. yes, ours is a little higher. lot ofre are probably a instances that do not have anything to do with family policies. host: vicki shabo, jump in on that. guest: one really important tont for listeners understand is that what we're talking about here in the u.s. is 12 weeks of paid leave, well below international standards, well below the minimum of 14 weeks.
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three years of paid leave for women, daddy days. the context here we're talking about is completely different. california, a reasonable. . shabo callers was a couple of ho have shown what the biggest impediment to the social programs that we'll like to get country,up here in this
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the first was a lady who mentioned the job creators, the wealthy. they pay more taxes, they can't create jobs. don't know when the last time she looked at a label, but we've been creating a lot of job china and india. yeah, the job creators aren't creating any jobs. the second indicator was the fellow who didn't want the worker raising child, well, you know, that government child worker is just a guy or girl who punches a time just like oes a job, anybody else. punch a time clock and do the job. we need these kind of programs, of the at the platform republicans in the '50s, you could see this kind of stuff on platform, nowadays they cultivated a culture of contempt and disdain for anybody lesser than you are.
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$80,000 per or $110 a year a they start getting an attitude towards know, day care workers, fast food workers, the ditch, putting a sprinkler system in his lawn, they cop an attitude. taxes, t to pay our we've got to have these kind of programs because if everybody then everybody does well. want to fill that one? guest: i don't think i said makers or bout job taxes per se, or an opinion about that. host: i think he was referring to the caller comments. i don't,l right, well, you know, i have no doubt there lot of anger about social nequality in this country and people feel looked down on, i'm the family ctly why
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policies will help us one way or the other. favor of attending to the special needs of lower income working-class parents. the policies will benefit middle class and may not trickle down. e need to make sure that we're reaching everybody. i want to see an extension on eitc for that he reason. expanded o see an child-tax credit, instead of a detailed programs that we're talking about. giving families not just access to more money, but flexibility, in other words and theye enough money have unpaid leave, then that becomes much less of an issue in
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the long run. why not look at something child-tax n expanded credit of this sort that likely proposed. host: is it giving parents more hoices to make their own decisions? guest: exactly, exactly. that is one of the main principles, i think, that conservatives are about when we start talking about family policies. is a deep anxiety, i think, about the government on too much in terms of determining how families lead lives and, you know, i think that there are ways to conduct policy, design policies create more flexibility and fewer demands on oth employers and families,
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than the ones that have been proposed. in miami, rine florida, a working parent. good morning. good morning. thank you for taking my call. i noticed hillary clinton plan to offer universal kindergarten and one of your representatives on the how will we pay for that. i know in georgia, i used to florida, they in use lottery funding to help pre-k the cost of what would cost for parents. i wanted to get your take on being one option of funding for that program and cares far as the day being 10% of a parent's income, i believe that can happen and can take funding from other areas, such as the spending for one instance, we a lot of money to protect his great country and come up with different weapons and things of that nature. why not take some of that money
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invest in working families who are trying to make ends lazy and ng not to be why not ying citizens, assist citizens in affording day care. those are two questions i would and i would appreciate an answer to the questions. ost: we'll get a response from vicki shabo. guest: i appreciate your question, catherine. one, yes, hillary clinton has said she will expand affordable pre-k, and improve both quality and access to day care and child workers. these are incredibly important investments. lottery is one thing the tates have use ttends to be regressive, hits lower wage families hardest. some d like to see rebalancing discussed, thinking about making higher wage payviduals and corporations their fair share, but recognizing we all have a
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really bility to rebalance finances in this financing forblic public goods like child care. we haven't talked about wages, a thread running through this conversation. wage growth is slow to stagnant, particularly at the lower wage levels. we have good data from the times last week, the first in a very long time. what families need, also, is money and wages and fairer wedges and more enemy and equality. will correct some problems, as well. the we're talking about different candidates. thomas says, i don't see either through on ollowing family leave policies one bit. kay, do you have confidence will happen if one of these candidates has a chance to something on l do the leave plans? guest: well, there certainly is support for such plans. i, you know, as i've been saying
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along, i find some of their unding ideas to be very dubious, so i think it is a big question mark question they will do it. to we don't know what kind of government we will have, who ill be in control of the congress, so i think it's not at despite the extent of public support, there is for ome kind of movement on the issues that it is not all clear what will happen. vicki shabo, what support candidate? the guest: i'm optimistic. e work hard with congress to build support for family act, which has support of more than democratic the caucus in both chambers, support for prot posal has grown in this particular congress, we've gone from six 21, tors co-sponsoring, to and the house support has grown
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by 35%. whose time has come. the family act would provide 12 family and medical leave for new children, to care for seriously ill family members, for your own serious condition, military family to care for need wounded service members or deployment, that is important to families. it would guarantee two-thirds of up to ceiling t of $4000 per month, depending on typical wages. it would be funded as state funded, through state payroll. there is tremendous momentum, are proposals republicans have sponsors, as ell, that take variety of approaches, less comprehensive, perhaps less grounded in as to whether they will actually help the people ho need most help and conservative think tanks all over that are thinking about this in a more serious way, too,
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coupled with broad public support and level of attention, optimistic. host: kim, good morning, welcome to the show. you there? zi ta, good morning. morning.ood my question is to the other lady concerning child care, you earned income tax being great income to help families. once a year, what should they do in between time while they are waiting for the once a income tax refund, that is not going to take care of of to-day necessities families. hat is not something that you can use to help families, that is just another out for the republicans to use to say that
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care is ave and child ot worthy of government to support and that is just a falsehood. to do ublicans continue iss in terms of anybody that income, parents, middle they don't want them to receive any kind of breaks, but the rich cuts, we have ax corporations that will pay no them, but you want to give tax breaks, that is only way they can create jobs, they can back. they will choose not to create or if they were here overseas, it is their choice. they are thinking of bottom line profits only. greedy. host: i got your point. for you.lieve that is guest: well, i think the caller people p an issue that are policy makers are beginning to struggle with, that is that
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eitc comes only once a year. break. so families that are very to pay thethat money daily bills, monthly bills, are in a bind. they often have trouble saving enough to pay those bills and then they have this once a year windfall, which is not working them.at well for think that is something that even the -- conservatives are ande of, at least some are, needs to be examined very soon. actually don't know what the proposals on the table are about that, but i agree with the problem.hat it's a host: vicki, did you want to weigh in? guest: yeah. family leaveut the and designing a program, making sure people have income the cement they need at time the serious family issue occurs.
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the tates are very good, three states that have programos place, the fourth will come new york state, have systems in place, claims are processed quickly and benefits are paid out. clear, these are not 100% of wage replacement, wo-thirds of wage replacement in the states that have programs and what we learn from california is that 55%, which is the state started, was too low for lower wage workers to be and to use the benefit california will increase benefit level to 70% for low wage 50% for everybody else starting in 2018, see how it goes. to learn from how the programs function and i think we can develop a good federal policy that will protect everybody, no matter where they live, what job they have. next, asper, wyoming is susan, good morning. caller: good morning. of one as a single mom and i college educated, throughout the time of raising my son, made choices.
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of those choices were to stay home with him and to forego income. horrendous today it should not take two parents working in order to have a family wage to raise a family. be of those parents should able to stay home with their children. care, we need child need higher-paying jobs. fireman, we had eight children. my mother was a homemaker. days go? those we do not want child care higher wages.want thank you. with you.l start guest: yeah, while i'm all with necessarily ot either or, but i do agree that
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e should be concentrating more on higher wages for both men and omen and that a lot of these issues that we're talking about ave to do with those low and stagnant wages. now we just got good news, was last week or the week before, uggesting those wages are beginning to budge a little bit, but we have a lot of -- a lot to make up for and i think when we're talking so much and vicki, this, that we're talking a lot about various of benefits, but there is greatest benefit of all is a job. and that is where we should be focusing a lot of our attention. vicki shabo nodding your head. guest: i couldn't agree more, higher wages. omen are two-thirds minimum wage and service industry, estaurant servers are paid
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minimum wage of $2.13, these are poverty wages and no wonder other alking about support in that context. people who are working minimum live nothing poverty and we shouldn't have that in the richest country in he u.s. as to either or choice, i don't countriess either or, that have higher work force, higher productivity, companies employ women have higher returns, women are more than college graduates, are attaining more and more education and want to be part of the workforce. we also need to think about life cycles. maybe a parent stays home when a is young and goes back to work, we need to create ladders of opportunity regardless of that is higher wages, better support that allow families to be financially changes nt and culture that really allow women and men to participate equally at home force.the work host: just a few minutes left, trying to get to as many calls
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as we can. working parent in ford lauderdale. how are you doing? go ahead. caller: good mornings, everybody. i was giving a call on behalf, i understand everything going on, father.ngle you know, i have four kids, i'm raising one and going for custody for the others. time, what definitely needs to happen, it is definitely needs to be higher pay, i have gotten work i have done great. ight now i'm going through an up-and-down cycle. i need the extra healthcare going through what i am. when i had a job before having it does great., happens is when you make
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both of those and you are able to pay bills and save because i'm, you know, poor, but i have done great at times, too. when the poor built up, that will make everything better, the economy better. when the poor have money, they will buy things. so the healthcare, the government and everything will get that back, they will get back with more production , the poor will give more production to the workforce, to the community and because they will buy homes, cars, townhouses and everything. want extra money and invest extra money in the great t is going to be investment. host: thanks for sharing your story. in fairborne, ohio, on that line for all others. good morning. good morning. i have a couple of comments. i know things are very difficult young families, i'm aware of that. i do think, however, when people to have children when can have more than they support, then i think they need
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responsibility decisions. i think that no one should have think we ree jobs, i need better pay for young families. it's a sin to see what they go the same time, there are personal responsibilities that must be by people account rather than just living off welfare or whatever the case may be. many, , same token, very many responsible young people in the world. if you have comments, i'd love them.ar host: kay. guest: well, this takes us back raised earlier about incentives that, you know, terms of realize in family formation. we've seen enormous growth in of single parent homes years.he last 30 or 40 to want d policymakers to find ways to help those
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children understandably we don't have to pay the price. t the same time, we don't want people in the future to assume feasible, easily feasible, to have a child on a single parent in the home, meaning a single not enough time to take care of the children. there are all kinds of ways that who are growing up in single family homes are at great don't think and i that government will ever be compensate for that and introducing benefits that make that easier, but let's understand hat this is one of the huge problems that is behind a lot of what we're talking about today complaints i'm hearing from callers about
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more taking responsibility. whether that is the terminology we want to use or not, there is question that these things are adding to the cost of this country. host: vicki shabo, have you dan carbondale, illinois. dan, good morning. caller: good morning, thanks for call.g my i am a -- i'm an adult who has a my good job, i enjoy co-workers. i don't have any children, but i'm worried about in this discussion, currently in my work, when people have child needs, a lot of the single people without children are the to come in asked early, stay in late, work on the weekends, which i'm completely okay negotiateing that with co-workers now. but when we start ramping up the sort of government regulations, this kind of stuff, six to 12 weeks of paid
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maternity leave, i'm worried without children will continue to bare a lot of burden slack in the extra the work environment. i'm wondering if there is with regard ently to how these policies affect don't have rk who children fit increases their they, increases the stress have? just how that gets negotiated as as who has benefits out of the different policies? you. host: vicki shabo, fair concern? guest: the research out of new jersey and rhode island show there is actually not really any uptick problem with co-worker resentment, which is what i think you're talking about. people, employers learn to manage absences, cross-train and get new opportunities to do things they haven't done before. what we're talking about here is creating an expectation about
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people who are able to care for themselves and loved one when is need to. of the reason we advocate for policies that are not just parental leave, but family care leave and self-care leave, some big companies just announce policies that will do, such as deloitte, the reason we value policies, everybody at some point will need a period of time to take care of themselves loved one or a new child. the more that we can normalize nd institutionalize the way that employers and employees eal with those kind of needs the better off we'll all be. the increase in leave take dramatic as one might think, remember, people are not receiving full wages, in most cases, a basic amount to help them make ends meet during critical family times and it breeds loyalty and productivity work.folks go back to we're not seeing problems, i really appreciate your call and it sounds like you are a great co-worker to have.
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ost: kay, respond to this one, as well. guest: this is a complaint you ear from other co-workers and, you know, some of this is going to be inevitable, i think as said, a lot of companies re able to fill in the gap pretty well. it does take us to the question small ler companies and businesses and more generally of is the effect of all this on them? his is one reason that the family medical leave act has exempted exempted, businesses under 50, i the requirement from the mandate. reasons ctly for the that the caller suggest, which incredibly se are difficult things to negotiate, work have a very small staff. nd very hard for employers and
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very hard for co-workers and, those kind of d mandates to small businesses, i think it is something we have to very hard because the results and the impact is very, for large ent than businesses. host: running out of time, i hymowitz, and kay vicki shabo with national women and for families action fund. appreciate the discussion on "washington journal" thank you. host: up next, we'll be right back to begin to end our program, where we began our program today, with this question about the recent terror attacks and will they impact your 2016 vote. democrats, or republicans and independents on your screen. start call nothing now. right back.
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candidates, i'm getting turned off more and more to all of them. i'm party and definitely anti-trump,y leaning and i'm just getting turned off more. four more and i don't think any of them are ruly having a clue as to what to do. host: john, the editorial board the "wall street journal" takes on this topic and what the saying.tes are terror debate returns. the editorial board writing, the police department, the candidates less so, they end their editorial the saying, let's hope candidates raise their game before the presidential debate show onday, which we'll c-span, what used to be called the war on terror is guaranteed a number one topic. james in richmond, virginia, an independent. morning. caller: good morning. host: go ahead.
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trump. host: is it hillary clinton or a james?arty candidate, caller: right now it will be hillary clinton. all right, jame necessary richmond, virginia. keep calling in. will recent terror attacks impact your 2016 vote. democrats 202-748-8000. republicans 202-748-8000. 202-748-8002. keep dialing in, we'll turn back the 2016 campaign itself, we're trying to spotlight a few key races as we move closer and closer to election days until an 50 election day. let's head to ohio, we're joined jeremy pelzer, a politics joining by re, skype to talk about the ohio senate race. headlines you ecently wrote for a story, ted
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strickland, why is his campaign falter nothing ohio? well, a number of reasons, the number one reason with the bullet is he's been of millions of dollars, both from the campaign proposing groups him. e hasn't been able to respond as an old truism in politics that you need to be able to find yourself before your opponent can define you. e hasn't had the money or resources to do that. host: where did this contest rank in the senate races in 2016 at the beginning of the cycle? was this seen as a key takeover democrats in for the senate looking to take over that chamber? guest: well, b plus tier looking or five emocrats four senate seats, this is probably seen as like the fifth or maybe back-up senate seat.
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very important. it maybe wasn't at the top of but pretty important and seen as definitely an opportunity for a pickup. race, not many people knew who rob portman was, incumbent, his r name id was low. they thought, hey, we'll have a former governor come up.nd pick him it hasn't turned out like that. follow the dadage, money applies to campaigns and races. let's talk about the spending how the democratic party and the republican party are moving their money around to the ohio race, there has been recent movement; correct? has.: there hasn't been good for ted strickland. the dscc, senate majority pac, and ted strickland's campaign has pulled from and ad reservations
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the state and the dscc case, rerouted to places like missouri and north carolina, where they see more competitive going on.hio host: ted strickland, a former said the you you incumbent, rob portman was able to define him before he could himself. how is a former governor not already defined coming into this race? guest: well, it has been four years since he was in office, at and so he -- six years, ime flies, so he a lot of people know of ted strickland now, especially among younger voters, they know of him. they were able to highlight, i ean, portman and his allies were able to define him as a governor who ran the state into financially, someone who was irresponsible with state able to and they were highlight and tag that on him
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so far.uccessfully host: does his campaign have ime to turn this around or are most people cutting him off and looking at other races as looking at the senate map this cycle? never say never, he is going to lose it entirely at this point. what most people are thinking now, it is really going to take a big wave from hillary in ohio for him to win polls,polls, she e has troubles here herself. so if she can't really pull it out, i continuing is difficult to see how ted strickland wins this race. host: if ohio is off the map, if that is true for senate democ t democra still ts, is the senate in play? guest: i think the senate is still in play, especially north carolina, which are coming around a little for the democrats. very, very much up in the air, but it is possible they maybe fivet four and
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they need to get the majority. pelzer, a politics reporter there, follow him at j pelzer, thanks for your time this morning. guest: thanks, john. host: we're ending our program the "washington journal" with this question, will the recent terror attacks 2016 vote? cliff has been waiting in st. a ond, west virginia, republican. cliff, thanks for waiting. yeah, i have two comments. i've been a democrat supporter all my life. i even voted for obama. y question is, isis is using other as shield over in countries, why are they stopping renegades from leaving the country? that should give you an idea, they should be coming here. forgive me, you would support bringing more refugees over here because they
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keep them over there? caller: no, no, no. no, i'm saying -- sorry, go ahead. caller: common sense tells you, everything i've seen on the isis use people as shield, ake their bases and hospitals, wherever they have a population that we can't bomb; correct? -- go here has been ahead. stopping y is isis refu refugees from leaving the country? isis i would want them there to keep people from shooting at me. in west y, cliff virginia. fairfax, virginia, a dependent. good morning. caller: hi. thanks for taking my call. i have two comments, as well. first comment is watching the media during this election really very hard to distinguish the candidates most coverage is very
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bias. , we live in a t connected world, they are people whoa group of will make things worse and i think in this instance, experience does matter. think the choice may be very obvious, thank you very much, again. host: an independent. newcastle, pennsylvania, good morning. be er: no, my vote will not affected by the fact there are terrorists. i think in the case of incident, that young man probably needed help for a long time. there is not a lot of help that have or people emotional problems, people government and for programming goes, employment the and i think that internet adds to that, they get encouragement due to
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radical thinking. go, i nelva, before you showed this article earlier, five takeaways from the terror the hill newspaper. their number one takeaway is that home-grown terrorism is now a fact of life in the united states. would you agree with that? said before, there are so many terrorism attacks, is it ust something we'll have to deal with these days? caller: most definitely. teacher and i feel time, not just students, but families period enough. involved i think when i was in college, there were a lot of programs poverty anded urban that sort of thing. programs were never enacted and it seems to me right so bad that my is terrorists need day care, but it
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be paid for at a very high price. more people that need more help, they will not ableso alone, they will be to accomplish some of their goals. will see loyalty increase in the united states. nelva, you don't think there is any president that ould guarantee that they could stop these attacks with -- don't think anybody can guarantee. i don't think anybody can uarantee a stop to any act of violence. there's just too many overriding factors. street violence, the period just has to be addressed. start, say it is a probably, on an individual basis. a trackthat hillary has record of trying to help the
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persons, children, medical coverage, probably the to program, but there needs be more than that and it is not ust women and children, it is society at large. now i know that people need to ut aside the fact of the division between the political arties and get together and up society, not try to one each other in congress, that sort of thing. ost: all right, nelva, in pennsylvania, the headline in "washington post," trump calls as clinton hand touts experience. here is a bit from hillary yesterday omments about the terror attack necessary new york and new jersey. looking to hey are make this into a war against islam. against an a war jihadist, violent terrorists, the maybe number in tens of thousands, not the tens f millions, they want to use
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that to recruit more fighters to turning it into a religious conflict, that is very clear, we're going after the bad guys and we're going to get them. to go after an entire religion and give isis wanting in order for them to enhance their position. hillary clinton yesterday morning. donald trump speaking, as well, yesterday, here is a bit from comments. donald trump: hillary clinton's iraq, libya, syria, other places, are largely rise of isisor the in the first place. me are all meant to deflect from her record of monster of evil on us and all over the world. her claim that my opposition to radical islamic terrorism
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-- this was something she said today, that it is my strong these people that is a recludeing tool and that it demonstrates a level of ignorance about the terror motivations.ts let me just tell you, she is not person to solve a roblem that largely her and obama gave us. host: and we're taking your morning.this as we ask, will recent terror attacks impact your 2016 vote? mary in pennsylvania, a democrat. mary, good morning. morning.ood first of all, i want to start off saying, i'm sick and tired the republican nominees goating hillary for this, all right. if i can remember correctly and i did vote the second time to of afghanistan and iraq, but he did not do that.
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that left a gap. now all this stuff about all of hillary, give me a break. listen. stop, es have got to number one. i will still be voting for hillary. ourer two, i'm so afraid of nation that whenever a small to claim t want islamic radicalism, start something like they did over the then it is all bad news people our get too much into blood and gore. i think they need to stop it, telling people they are on top of the world, they do that every time. saying, i'm sick and tired of the evil, because i know goodness will trump all, know what i'm saying? i don't mean that because of his name, because of visionary, thank you for letting me share. ost: going to jason, winchester, virginia. jason, you are on "washington
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journal." morning.ood as recently retired veteran from and multiple try deployer to both theaters, when islam, love adical from christian is just verbage the infidel, it doesn't matter what your opinions are, t doesn't matter what your beliefs are because you do not believe in their god. verywith that, it makes it very hard for us as a country and for our government to combat terrorism inside our borders. earlier today on the show, someone said that to handle it like israel and throw the whole family out, there is a quite a of honesty to that and i believe it would work. isis and way to stop the only way to stop terrorism treat our borders is to he family of the terrorism or terrorism suspect or the person that does the terrorism toward the country wlshgs with knife,
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a vehicle, a plane, is by throwing the whole blood country.of our host: jason, is that -- i want to be clear, with that first caller, as well as you, does that include immigrants, as well as wellalized citizens, as born in the united states citizens? that means any family, any family should be exiled, were born here. if i go out and commit an act of terrorism against our country, family, as well should be thrown from this country. ando not change our culture our beliefs for others, for borders come to our and enjoy the freedoms and the tys that we provide, government programs, the government moneys, the things anywhere else on this blue marble. host: but why punish the family members, as well, jason? i want to hear your thoughts on
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that? because i have many muslim friends and these muslim friends will not attack our country. they are not radical islamists, members of lim society, they pay their taxes, they vote, they believe in the way of life and the american dream and those people the greatness of all the religions and our ountry embraces all the religions. with the islamists, that doesn't matter to them. is only thing that matters their way of life, their belief nd the ability to tear down anything and everything that we stand for. so if you -- -- okay.why caller: punish the families, they will be less likely to their hildren and children's children to have this type of belief. islamic en that the faith is only able to exist by ignorance of its members. hey can't read, so the koran
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all of a sudden becomes whatever the person telling them and teaching them believes it to be. if you want to take a liberal and teach why not go the planet to read? here is the first step in stopping terrorism. the second step is showing that country banded together in the beautiful union for liberty justice for all that we are, is not to allow mentality inside of our borders. host: all right. winchester, , virginia this morning. couple programming notes. homeland security committee chairman will be olding a press conference to talk about his counter terrorism trategy to isis and other extremist groups. ongressman mike mccall, expected to happen 3 p.m., we'll be airing that on c-span 3 and
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minutes here at the end of the program today, we'll take un general he assembly in new york. leaders of brazil, the united united turkey and the kingdom are delivering remarks during the opening of the 71st nations f the united general assembly. it is of course at un headquarters in new york. one story about new york security today. "u.s.a. today." security in new york city at full throttle in terms of the meeting rachetted highest level today in the wake of the bombing attack necessary new york and new jersey. be htened security will probably the largest security presence ever amassed, according andrew cuomo. 34,000 police force, officers will be bolstered by a housand state police and national guard members, bus subway stations along
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with f.b.i. and city police. homeland n, head of security, declared gathering a event,al special security which brings thousands of extra department officers led by the secret service. the un general assembly in about 10 minutes. until then, getting your thoughts, will the recent terror attacks impact your 2016 vote? jersey, a democrat. good morning. caller: yes, good morning. thank you for taking my call. you have a great show. just turned on the t.v. and happened to hear what is going on. it will not change my vote one the r the other for presidential election, but what the mediar me is that constantly going over the same over over and over and again. copy cats that might get ideas from the media. putting onas to stop
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commentators and people that don't know what they are talking bout, they are repeating themselves and you can't understand them. makes you mind-boggling to what they are talking about. and talk about things we need to know about, our next ng to be president and how they will help us and all the avenues we need to discuss. you, sir, for your call. host: pat, houston, texas, is independent. pat, good morning. caller: good morning. voting for hillary clinton. attacks did not impact my vote. i was going to vote for her all along. i do not understand people that trump. donald all he does is throw out generalalities, he has no concrete evidence of anything. and st throws it out there
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people just fall for it, hook, sinker.d i do not know what has happened to the united states of america, that they cannot think for themselves. obama y that president and hillary clinton is esponsible for the terror attacks here in the u.s.? the war.not start they did not go to the wrong start the war. so, i do not understand, we need in this united states of america. thank you very much. some stats for you from some recent polling on the and the trust in the two candidates to handle the issue of terrorism. look at from uesday, june 28, abc news "washington post" poll that came out on that question of which candidate do you trust to handle
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terrorism. hillary clinton led donald trump 39%.to take a look at another poll, upis from early september, a poll that came out showing that donald trump earlier this month chosen by 49% over hillary 27% on the issue of who you would trust on the issue upi poll ism in that that came out this month, 15% said neither of the candidates handle the issue very well. shawn, nashville, tennessee, up independent. good morning. caller: yes, good morning. the bombing that doesn't impact me. nothing you can do about it. happens, it is going to happen, whether you want it to or not. i'm kind of leaning toward trump, though, maybe he will run his business, you know, the same the united states and bankrupt it. every time a republican gets in they do.ou know what
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they don't care. when you look at the situation what it is,derstand hatest white america that everyone. they have to attack everyone. and understand blacks, ou remove all mexicans, muslims and everybody else and just leave white folks, they will hate themselves and on the black headed ones or brunette, if you don't have they hair and blue eyes, will hate everybody. host: what is your definition of just -- dida, is it you say -- caller: come on now, blonde eyes, that supposed to be y'all's trait. the one thing y'all understand is, just like cops hate blacks do, whitess what they wear the face of evil. ost: why do you say that about
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all white people, shawn? caller: i'm not saying that -- cops feel blacks are bad or criminals and we're not. what t example, just happened in tulsa. the man had his hands up and him.shot then you had a bum in new york man lived. come on now, common sense. ost: that is shawn, nashville, tennessee. lynn up next, fort worth, texas, a republican. good morning. caller: yes, i'm calling to say the remarks, it all depends on the remarks that politicians make as to who in going to vote for relation to the bombs that were going and the terrorism on. one of the candidates, if they let's take make out,
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the one who put the bombs out in new york and new jersey, if they out and state that he has a all to an attorney and this stuff, just because he was born in the united states when from rents came afghanistan, well, just because united born in the states does not make you an american citizen f. your parents -- over here illegally host: linda -- caller: if you didn't go through he process of becoming an american citizen, he is not an american citizen just because he was born here. host: linda, actually, let me be clear on it -- caller: if he went through the to become one. host: i have information for that. in afghanistan. he's a naturalized american citizen, federal authorities escribe rahami born in afghanistan in 1998, before he went on to become a naturalized
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u.s. citizen. the reporting that we have so far, a lot of work still on this e investigation, though, a lot more details to come out. not to get ahead of that with speculation. ene is in detroit, michigan, a democrat. gene, good morning. caller: good morning. two comments to make. first of all, i was very much war, because aq aid if we went to iraq, it would result in death, that ction and chaos and islamic terrorists would spread has cancer and that is what happened and that was because we ad leaders who did not understand the culture, who ttacked a country that had not done anything to and yous was seen as attack on islam that was the terrorists to spread and the second comment i have is
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ohio.michigan and if they vote for republicans, who it wasave forgot that brought their economy back auto industry the and that is my comment. thank you. host: that is jean in detroit, michigan. allen is waiting. saratoga springs utah, an independent. go ahead. caller: yes. both parties are ooking to declare the problem wrong. i think the problem is ourselves. institutionalized the and pt cradle to grave where people, well, the overnment really is institutionalized welfare. from having -- ot adopting, but taking a lot n in to their home
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from ple making a living having babies. allen, make your point to the question we're discussing terror attacks. caller: education system teaches us to our founding fathers our constitution each has more know, just nd, you like the n.f.l. player who is n.f.l. to boycotting the national anthem, not standing up it, our whole system is geared toward being against us

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